In just a few weeks, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be departing to Africa with their baby son, Archie. Although Harry has visited the continent on multiple occasions, this will be the first time that he’ll be going with his wife and child. However, as exciting as it may seem, they actually won’t be visiting every country on the schedule with him.
Instead of going to Botswana, Angola and Malawi with Meghan and Archie, he’s going to go leave them in Cape Town while he tends to royal duties, per a new statement released by the royal family.
NEW details on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tour to Southern Africa. Baby Archie will be going but staying with #meghan in Cape Town while Harry goes to Botswana, Angola and Malawi. All the details here 👇🏻👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/i8amvajCWN
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) September 6, 2019
“At the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Their Royal Highnesses will together visit South Africa,” it reads. “The Duke of Sussex will also visit Angola and Malawi at the request of the FCO and will undertake a short working visit to Botswana while in the region.”
Since this will be the first time the Sussexes will be visiting Africa as a family, Prince Harry is extremely excited to show them around. “Our team has helped create a meaningful program that we’re so excited to share with you,” he wrote via Instagram. “On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.”
The royal couple are expected to depart London and arrive in South Africa on Monday, September 23. Even though the chances of them moving to the country are small, Harry will always hold a special place in his heart for the area.
“The Duke of Sussex’s love for Africa is well known,” the new statement read. “He first visited the continent at the age of 13 and more than two decades later, the people, culture, wildlife and resilient communities continue to inspire and motivate him every day.”
Who else can’t wait for the photo album from this incredible trip?!